6/30/20015: Letter to the Editor

Paul Schubert points out the absurdity of saying a 425' high mound of garbage would not have an obtrusive, negative impact on our area's vistas in this Letter to the Editor. Well said, Paul!

21-story dump

Editor: I am amazed that someone supporting the expansion of Keystone Sanitary Landfill would have the audacity to claim that a 425-foot mound would not be obtrusive.

If you imagine the common use of 20 feet per story — which is a conservative estimate — 425 feet would convert to 21 stories. I doubt there are many 21-story buildings in Scranton, for example.

There also would be a width dimension to the landfill and that area would also be very large and unsightly.